Uber & Lyft Auto Accidents, Who Pays?

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Uber & Lyft Auto Accidents, Who Pays?

July 11, 2022 | Car Accidents

If you are injured in a rideshare accident, you may be wondering who will pay for your injuries and other losses. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to figure out who is liable and how to go about filing a claim.

Who Is Liable in an Uber or Lyft Accident

After a rideshare accident, Uber or Lyft is not automatically liable.

Does Liability Always Fall on the Rear Car in a Rear End Accident?

June 8, 2022 | Car Accidents

Liability for a rear-end accident usually falls on the rear car, but not always. It will depend on which driver’s negligence led to the collision. 

When the Leading Car Is at Fault in a Rear-End Collision

Here are some examples of when actions taken by a leading driver may make them liable if a car rear-ends them: 

  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Making an illegal turn 
  • Making an abrupt lane change without warning so it is impossible for the rear driver to avoid a collision
  • Driving with tail lights that are out or broken
  • Backing up or out of a parking spot without looking
  • Driving too slow for the current traffic conditions
  • Braking suddenly for no valid reason
  • Failing to pull over to the side of the road for a mechanical problem with their vehicle
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

A third party can also be liable in some accidents.

Missouri Dram Shop Laws

June 6, 2022 | Car Accidents

Missouri dram shop laws hold bars, restaurants, hotels, clubs, or other businesses that sell alcohol legally responsible for the resulting damages caused by serving an already intoxicated patron or a minor. As a result, if you are injured by a drunk driver, you may be able to sue the drunk driver and the establishment that served them as well. 

I Was Injured in a Car Accident by an Uninsured Driver. Now What?

May 25, 2022 | Car Accidents

An accident with an uninsured driver can be incredibly stressful. You may be left wondering how you are going to pay for your injuries and the damage to your car. If you are in this situation, it is important to know the steps to take next.

How Long Do You Have to See a Doctor After an Auto Accident?

May 23, 2022 | Car Accidents

After a car accident, it is critical to seek medical care as soon as possible. Whether that means after leaving the scene, later that day, or within a few days, the sooner the better. Most insurance companies consider 72 hours to be a reasonable amount of time to have seen a doctor.

How Pre-existing Conditions May Affect Car Accident Claims

May 18, 2022 | Car Accidents

If you have been involved in a car accident and have a pre-existing condition, there is a chance that it will affect your car accident claim. Although you are still entitled to compensation if the collision exacerbated your pre-existing condition, the at-fault party’s insurance company will likely try to minimize your payout.

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